Megyn Kelly: how Trump’s foe built peace- and aimed for a bigger award
The Fox News presenter ran for the jugular at the first Republican TV debate in August, so why did she act like a fawning publicist with Trump this week?
Will the real Megyn Kelly please stand up? Is she the fearless moderator who built America gasp and Donald Trump splutter when she fired the opening is the issue of the first Republican presidential Tv debate last August, reminding the billionaire that he had described various females as fat pigs, puppies, slob and disgusting animals?
Or is she the Megyn Kelly who turned up for run the coming week, marking her truce with Trump after nine months of sustained vitriol on his part, with a soft-soap interview on Fox that was as sharp and memorable as blancmange?
This weeks interview was a rare opportunity to hold the presumptive Republican nominee to account over his extremist platform on Hispanic immigrants, Muslims and women. Instead, she chose to ask him to describe the context in which he tweets: Im picturing, like, a crushed velvet smoking coat, chaise lounge, slippers, she said.
Maybe not as imagination as that, Trump responded, squirming in his seat along with 4.8 million television viewers.
It was a lovefest, said Mark Feldstein, who reported for ABC News and CNN for 20 years before becoming a prof of journalism at the University of Maryland. She achieved something so difficult with her gentle questioning: she made Donald Trump seem boring.
The strange metamorphosis of Megyn Kelly, 45, from her jaw-dropping performance at the first Tv debate to the fawning publicist we insured on our small screens the coming week is exposing. It tells us something about Kelly herself and the scope of her aspiration; it tells us quite a lot more about the parlous country of American television; and it also offers clues to how the implausible candidacy of Trump has come to be.
It would be hard to exaggerate how exceptional it was when Kelly ran straight for the Trump jugular last August. American political leaders and viewers alike have been brought up to expect bland questioning at presidential Tv debates, and nominees have been allowed to vet their interrogators in such a way that, as Feldstein put it, prefers milquetoast moderators who go easy on them.
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Facebook wants to stop clickbait.( And you won’t believe how they’re doing it)
Facebook has stepped up its combat against much-reviled( but effective) clickbait headlines in its newsfeed with an algorithm that weeds out the most misleading
Facebook is escalating its war on clickbait headlines by instituting a new system on its newsfeed that will weed out misleading and magnified headlines the same way that email spam filters weed out fantastic offers to help Nigerian princes retrieve their lost fortunes.
The tweaks to the algorithm, announced today in a blog post, will de-prioritize posts with headlines that withhold information required to understand what the content of the article is and headlines that exaggerate the article to generate misleading expectations.
The blog post listed three examples of clickbait headlines: When She Seemed Under Her Couch Cushions And Saw THIS I Was SHOCKED !; He Set Garlic In His Shoes Before Going To Bed And What Happens Next Is Hard To Believe; and The Dog Barked At The Deliveryman And His Reaction Was Priceless.
The changes mark the second try by the social network to crack down on the much-reviled but nevertheless effective strategies publishers apply to coax readers to click on their content.
In August 2014, Facebook announced changes to its newsfeed that took into account the amount of time people spent on an article, penalizing publishers who utilized the Upworthy-style curiosity gap to garner clicks.
If[ users] click through to a connection and then arrive straight back to Facebook, it suggests that they didnt find something they wanted, the company said then.
The new update is based on publishers behavior, rather than the users.
Facebook analyzed tens of thousands of headlines, deeming as clickbait those that intentionally withhold important information and those that use exaggeration to mislead the reader.
Publishers who consistently post content with clickbait headlines will be penalise with lower placement in the newsfeed. If publishers stop using clickbait headlines, they will no longer be negatively impacted by the changes.
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